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  • 1. Clamp ArmCreativity
  • 2. Weld FixtureDesign 101
  • 3. Clamppressureadjustment
  • 4. Use a hexhead bolt…
  • 5. A jam nut
  • 6. Plate withthreaded hole
  • 7. Plate welded toclamp arm
  • 8. During TestWeld --Rotate boltto adjustpressure onproductionpart
  • 9. Lanyardremovableparts offixture, sothey stay withthe fixture.
  • 10. You can useone clampfor holdingtwo parts
  • 11. This way usestwo differentthreadedfasteners…
  • 12. This oneuses asockethead capscrew rightover a jigfoot forclamping
  • 13. Sometimesa pivotpoint isdesigned inhere
  • 14. Use RAPidBlock™,RB00(Altered) toholdlocatingpins.
  • 15. RAPidBlock™,RB00
  • 16. RAPidShims™
  • 17. Weldingcauses heatthat deformsproductionparts.Do not usecompressionspring devisesunless youhave to.
  • 18. Twoproductionparts …held with oneclamp armUsing REIDcompressingspringplungerassemblies
  • 19. Sometimes to clear the weld gun…
  • 20. You have to clamp around a corner.
  • 21. Clamp Finger
  • 22. Weld Plate Perpendicular to Clamp Arm
  • 23. Shoulder screw allows for pivot
  • 24. Set screw & nut for pressure adjustment
  • 25. Welded plate extends to prevent finger flop when clamp opens
  • 26. Finger presses production part onto rest pad.
  • 27. More Pointers…. Use RAPid Shims™ under your rest pads
  • 28. …to adjust location of production part during testing of the fixture.
  • 29. These RAPid Plates™ are also shimmed.
  • 30. RAPid Blocks™RB06…
  • 31. When shopassembles, dowelRB06’s in place,but do not tightendown thefasteners.
  • 32. When plate is inplace…
  • 33. Tighten thesefasteners first….
  • 34. Tighten thesefasteners last.
  • 35. When precision isneeded…
  • 36. Design inadjustability… RAPid Block ™ RB03
  • 37. Design inadjustability… RAPid Shims ™
  • 38. Discover more design tips at…http://www.weldfixturedesign101.com